Friendsgiving Backyard Soiree

November 5, 2016


I love throwing a party in our own backyard. Lately, our weather here in Kansas has been SPECTACULAR and while it doesn't feel like fall, the weather's been perfect for gathering friends for a mini soiree. I created a simple yet elegant and cozy vignette. I'm in love with these blankets from @homegoods. I couldn't pick out my favorite so I decided to have them all join the party! The table and bench we got from a local shop in Wichita, which unfortunately is no longer in business. That's why it's so important to shop local. For the table, I found the cutest forest green runner with antique lace also from Home Goods. The rustic wood lazy susan, rustic salad bowl and gold lanterns came from the always reliable TJMAXX. My husband @airandashpalt is a magnificent griller and he did the honors of cooking up an amazing salmon dinner that he got from The Seafood Shop, here in Wichita. Local friends, if you haven't been you MUST go. We got a delicious salmon fish dip and shrimp tortellini dish that was PERFECTION and made throwing a dinner together super easy. For our cocktails, we featured 10th Mountain Whiskey's Bourbon and Alpenglow Cordial that we purchsased from our recent trip in Vail, Co.  Flowers and mini caramel bundt cakes (O-M-GEE-delicious) bought at our local store @dillonsgrocery. I hope this inspires you to call up your firends and family and celebrate Friendsgiving! They willl be THANKFUL :)


*Directions to the floral pumpkin arrangement and signature drink is down further in this post, so check it out!


















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